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Disney Infinity is no more; Avalanche Software to close as Disney move away from self publishing games


Disney's Toys-to-life franchise Disney Infinity is being discontinued, as the market continues to shrink in this areas. This also means sad news for its studio Avalanche, which will close down as a result.

Infinity was released following the initial success of Skylanders, but didn't really take off and was in fact well outsold by the more popular LEGO Dimensions. We actually quite liked the latest release, so it's sad to see it go, although with Disney now moving to a licensing model, this could open up opportunities for other franchises such as LEGO Dimensions to bring the likes of Star Wars to the table.


"After a thorough evaluation, we have modified our approach to console gaming and will transition exclusively to a licensing model. This shift in strategy means we will cease production of Disney Infinity, where the lack of growth in the toys-to-life market, coupled with high development costs, has created a challenging business model. This means that we will be shutting down Avalanche, our internal studio that developed the game. This was a difficult decision that we did not take lightly given the quality of Disney Infinity and its many passionate fans."

We wish those who lost their jobs at Avalanche well. Hopefully the no doubt talented individuals that make up the studio will find something soon.

Edited On 11 May, 2016

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Turniplord 7 months ago
This is a shame, I love Disney infinity. To me it's better than skylander(no pay walls where you need certain characters to progress) and better than Lego dimensions (I love Lego games but the packs are too expensive for what you get and it will be a faff changing the character all the time - a good Lego game has 100+ characters built in with different abilities to pick from - this you have to own the figure). Disney did use marvel for 2 years running though, I'm guessing they just ran out of ideas!
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Jason 7 months ago
My 7 year old will be heartbroken he has all 3. Outside that many wont care.
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mark 7 months ago
I have Vader, Maul, Yoda and Chewwie along with Marvels hulk and venom still unopened. I also bought marvel infinity with Thor, iron man and widow. As action figures they are great, I've not once played any of the games..
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Fear Sinséir1612 7 months ago
No big loss, really. I reluctantly purchased the third set(s). I WILL DEFINITELY N-E-V-E-R PURCHASE A 'DISNEY' PRODUCT IF IT WERE TO BE 'LICENSED', though. So if I were them, I would stick to releasing 'Disney Infinity' as the company itself or they will DEFINITELY NEVER get a dime/farthing from this household. If it were already considered a 'challenging business model', it has JUST got EVEN MORE CHALLENGING for Disney then ^0^ ^0^!! Whoever the J3wish accountant was that sold this to the rest of the people at Disney, should DEFO be CUT as an OVERHEAD to the business ^0^ ^0^!!

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